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- Related Titles
Japanese title: 月
original language: Lune
etching and aquatint on paper
- Dimensions (H x W x D)
plate: 12 13/16 in x 9 3/8 in; sheet: 22 3/16 in x 15 in
- Inscriptions & Markings
annotation: The Offering 26. 35, graphite, bottom margin, right
annotation: 1. L'Offrande, graphite, bottom margin, left
edition: 11/25, graphite, lower left
signature: Keiko Minami, graphite, lower right
- Collection Area
Asian Art; Graphic Arts
Japanese Modern Prints
- Object Type
- Credit Line
The Vivian and Gordon Gilkey Graphic Arts Collection
- Accession Number
© Musée Hamaguchi Yōzō
This evocative image of a young woman holding a large basket of flowers, with a half moon and a sea gull in the sky overhead, was made when Minami had been making prints for only a short time. She had arrived in Paris in late 1953 and began studying the art of aquatint etching. As yet unable to speak French and overwhelmed by her surroundings, she threw herself into her art.
!T!There are flower vendors on every corner in Paris, and young and old buy flowers to !T!take home. They were expensive, so I hesitated, but I bought some, too.
!T!- From Minami’s diary, summer day, 1954
2015 Breaking Barriers: Japanese Women Print Artists 1950-2000 Portland Art Museum